Huebner - Doors of Boston
Doors of Boston
Buy This Art Print At





WB01419_1.gif (1881 bytes)

La Belle Cuisine - More Cake Recipes 

WB01419_1.gif (1881 bytes)

Fine Cuisine with Art Infusion

To cook is to create. And to create an act of integrity, and faith."


Boston Cream Pie




"I feel the end approaching.
Quick, bring me my dessert, coffee and liqueur."

- Pierette, great-aunt of Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Recipe of the Day Categories:

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Recipe Home

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Appetizers

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Beef

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Beverage

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Bread

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Breakfast

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Cake

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Chocolate

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Cookies

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Fish

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Fruit

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Main Dish

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Pasta

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Pies

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Pork

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Poultry

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Salad

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Seafood

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Side Dish

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Soup

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Vegetable

 WB01507_.gif (1247 bytes)  Surprise!


[Flag Campaign icon]

Your patronage of our affiliate partners supports this web site.  We thank you!



Boston Cream Pie
Gourmet Archives

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk

3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 ounces fine quality bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt

Seasonal fruit and blossoms for garnish

 Make the cake:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 1/2-inch springform pan. In a bowl with electric mixer cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Into another bowl sift together flour,
baking powder, salt, beat mixture into butter mixture in batches alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Pour batter into prepared springform pan and bake cake 50 to 55 minutes. Let cake cool
in pan on a rack.
Make the custard
:  In a saucepan whisk together cornstarch, sugar, milk, add the eggs, cream and salt. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean, reserving pod for another use, add them to cream mixture and bring custard to boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly. Boil the custard, whisking, for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the butter. Let custard cool completely, whisking occasionally.
Make the glaze
:  In a metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water melt the chocolate with the water, butter, corn syrup and salt, stirring until glaze is smooth. Remove bowl from pan. Remove cake from pan,
halve it horizontally with a long serrated knife. Arrange the bottom half, cut side up, on a plate. Top the bottom half with the custard, spreading custard to the edge, put the remaining cake half, cut side down, on the custard.
Pour the glaze on top of it, spreading glaze to the edge and letting it drip down the side. Garnish with fruit and blossoms.

Index - Cake Recipe Archives
Recipe Archives Index

WB01419_1.gif (1881 bytes)

WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Home WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Sitemap WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Recipe of the Day WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Art Gallery WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Cafe WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Articles WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Cookbooks
WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Cajun Country WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Features WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Chefs WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Food Quotes WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Gift Gallery WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Favorites WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Basics
WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Recipe Archives WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Links WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) Guestbook WB01507_.gif (516 bytes) What's New

LinkShare-Get Your Share!

Webmaster Michele W. Gerhard
Copyright 1999-2004 Crossroads International.  All rights reserved.
Some graphics copyright
Revised: December 31, 2002.